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Streaming audio / .pls files?

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Matthew McNeil1 Level 1 Level 1 (20 points)
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Mar 1, 2009 8:57 AM
I am trying to listen to KCDX's streaming audio feed.
It takes me to a link to a .pls file. When I click the link it says "Safari cannot download the file."
Any advice? Here's the link:
www.kcdx.com/m/

thanks....
iPhone 3G
  • Andrew T. Level 4 Level 4 (3,210 points)
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    Mar 1, 2009 11:36 AM (in response to Matthew McNeil1)
    Hello, Welcome to Apple Discussions.



    PLS is a computer file format that stores multimedia playlists. It is a more expressive format than basic M3U, as it can store (cache) information on the song title and length — extended M3U supports this, too. With PLS version 2, playlists also include a PLS version declaration.


    To play these files you need a media player on your operating system that is able to play these files. One of these media players is iTunes.


    If you wish iTunes to handle this there is a couple ways


    1. Obtain the URL to the file you are clicking on, Typically if you right click on it and click copy link it will copy the file link location.

    Once you have done this launch iTunes - Click Advanced - Open Audio Stream - Paste the link you copied. The link should end in .pls iTunes will now play this file for you.

    2. If you happen to be able to save the file, Simply launch iTunes, Click on File - Open File - browse for the .pls file you saved and open


    3. Launch iTunes - Preferences - Advanced - Use iTunes for internet playback Press Set. Now go to the website click the link and it will auto launch in iTunes.


    http://www.apple.com/itunes/features/#radio
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  • Matthew Mcneil Calculating status...
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    Mar 3, 2009 9:40 AM (in response to Andrew T.)
    How do I do this on the iPhone?
    The instructions mention copy / paste and right clicking - can't do that on iPhone.
    G5 2 GIG dual, Mac OS X (10.4.10)
  • Tbo6652 Level 4 Level 4 (1,070 points)
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    Mar 3, 2009 9:49 AM (in response to Matthew Mcneil)
    i dont think you can do that on the iphone, but if you are trying to listen to that station live(a slight delay), there are several apps available in the AppStore where you could listen to radio stations. i know i just tried KCDX on WunderRadio and it works
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  • Andrew T. Level 4 Level 4 (3,210 points)
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    Mar 8, 2009 10:16 AM (in response to Matthew Mcneil)
    Hello




    There are a couple Apps in the App Store that will play .pls based URL addresses

    -Shoutcast Radio
    -Pocket Tunes Radio
    -Radiolicious
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  • PLS file Calculating status...
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    Mar 10, 2009 12:02 PM (in response to Andrew T.)
    Hi,
    I am new to this forum.
    I try to play .pls file on my iphone using your instructions but i am unable to play in iphone just i was able to play in itune in my computer.
    Please give me instruction to play in my iphone.

    Thanks
    PC, Windows XP Pro
  • paulcb Level 6 Level 6 (18,670 points)
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    Mar 10, 2009 12:16 PM (in response to PLS file)
    Have you tried the radio apps mentioned in the post immediately above yours.
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  • PLS file Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Mar 10, 2009 12:39 PM (in response to paulcb)
    Yeah i did download flycast but still i am not able to find it how.
    I will tell you what i did
    1) I copied thelink which ends with .pls and paste in audio stream.
    once i did copy in my PC it started to play but I could not find the same in my iphone to play. I did sync as well but is of no use.
    questiong where it will store that pls file in my iphone?
    How flycast will open this file in my iphone?
    can you please give me instruction regarding this.
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  • paulcb Level 6 Level 6 (18,670 points)
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    Mar 10, 2009 2:01 PM (in response to PLS file)
    I did an app search for .pls... http://appshopper.com/search/?search=.pls There are 13 apps, flycast is not one of them. Try one of those 13. If you have specific questions regarding an app, contact the developer as they know more about their app than we do.
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  • Mac2dEnd Calculating status...
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    Mar 10, 2009 3:26 PM (in response to Matthew McNeil1)
    Try FStream it is free and works. Sound is not the greatest but ok, and you may need to enter the stream information manually; it doesn't come with preset stations.

    I have found that after a while the iPhone will get a bit warm.

    I hope this helps
    MacBook Pro, Mac OS X (10.5.4), Macs
  • Mac2dEnd Level 1 Level 1 (5 points)
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    Mar 10, 2009 3:31 PM (in response to Matthew McNeil1)
    Try FStream it is free and works. Sound is not great but ok, and you will have to enter the stream information manually; it doesn't come with preset stations.

    I have found it gets warm after a while though, and drains battery fast.

    I hope this works for you,
    MacBook Pro, Mac OS X (10.5.4), Macs
  • Mac2dEnd Level 1 Level 1 (5 points)
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    Mar 10, 2009 3:33 PM (in response to Mac2dEnd)
    Weird dual post!
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  • PLS file Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Mar 11, 2009 2:23 PM (in response to Mac2dEnd)
    yeah it works, but as you told iphone is warming up and drains battery fast.

    There is no other player which can play .pls file?

    Thanks
    PC, Windows XP Pro
  • PLS file Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Mar 11, 2009 2:31 PM (in response to Mac2dEnd)
    Time-Shift Radio Lite I hope it works fine.
    I need to test it.

    Thanks
    PC, Windows XP Pro
  • PLS file Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Mar 18, 2009 9:02 AM (in response to Andrew T.)
    Hi guys,

    I downloaded TVU player. It will work only with wi-fi. If am out or if unable to connect to wi-fi I can't watch TVU. Can any one suggest how to run TVU player with out connecting to Wi-Fi????

    Thanks
    PC, Windows XP Pro
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